Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece.
When I stopped teaching, I knew there would be some things that I would miss, but I also knew there were things that I would not miss at all. Let me share just a few on both sides.
Most of all, I'll miss the kids. They kept me on my toes by making me think, they provided a constant source of novelty, they challenged me daily, and they never failed to make me laugh. I'm physically feeling every bit of the 61 years of age that I am, but all of those beautiful children over the years have kept me young at heart.